A graphics overhaul is announced for the latest King of Fighters installment
A release date for 28 August 2009 has been scheduled for King of Fighters XII in Australian and New Zealand.
Also announced is a limited edition collector’s box set that features a 15cm figurine of one of the main characters and a copy of The King of Fighters XII game.
The martial arts showdown has undergone a graphical overhaul with the antiquated character sprites used over the past 14 years dropped in favour of all-new, high-resolution fighters fluidly animating across painstakingly detailed, 100% hand-drawn backgrounds.
“Our development slogan for The King of Fighters XII is “King of Fighters Re-Birth” and we’ve aimed to create an entirely new King of Fighters game,” said Masaaki Kukino from SNK Playmore.
King of Fighters XII received some good reports after this year’s E3 including:
IGN – Best of E3 2009 – Best Fighting Game – Winner
GameFocus – Best of E3 Fighting Game – Winner
GameSpy – Best of E3 2009 – Best Fighting Game – Runner Up
1UP.com – Best of E3 2009 – Best Fighting Game – Runner Up
GameSpot – Best of E3 2009 – Best Fighting Game – Finalist
Limited edition $119.95